Tag Archives: Money Coaches Canada

Can money make you happy? Try giving some away.

By Sabine Lay Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843. Most people know the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly man who transforms his life after three spirits teach him the joy of giving. It seems Dickens was way … Continue reading

Posted in Money Coaching, Relationship to money


Give The Gift of Financial Independence this Holiday Season

By Noel D’Souza, P.Eng, CFP® The holidays are a time of giving, but many Canadians are tired of spending money on “stuff” that is soon forgotten by kids and adults alike. As a result, there is growing interest in gifts that … Continue reading

Posted in Investing, Kids and Money, Money Coaching


Financial Literacy in Action

By Melanie Buffel, BA Psych, MBA Candidate November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada and this is a wonderful opportunity to learn from each other’s experience, sharing our knowledge and feelings about money. There are so many financial concepts, products and … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Literacy, Money Coaching, Relationship to money


I’m Fed Up with Paying High Fees; Should I Manage My Own Portfolio?

By Karin Mizgala, Co-Founder and CEO It’s been over a year since the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) implemented phase 2 of the Client Relationship Model, known as CRM2. If you have investments, you will have received two reports in 2017; the … Continue reading

Posted in Investing, Money Coaching, Retirement savings


Should I take CPP at age 60?

By Barbara Knoblach, PhD The long summer evenings are over. The kids are back at school; homework, lessons and sports practice have begun to fill the family calendar again. Summer holidays and backyard BBQs are now just photo memories on … Continue reading

Posted in Ask Your Money Coach, For your information


Financial Literacy Starts at Home

By Sheila Walkington, Co-Founder and CFO Money Coaches Canada When it comes to topics of money and Canadians, Money   Coaches Canada has a great vantage point. Through our interactions with clients, our involvement with the media, our  frequent blog posts … Continue reading

Posted in Kids and Money, Money Coaching, Relationship to money


Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor

By Noel D’Souza, CFP® Getting good financial advice in Canada is a tricky matter – trickier than it should be, in my opinion. The main challenges facing a seeker of financial advice come down to: Can I find someone qualified to … Continue reading

Posted in For your information, Money Coaching


How to Live the Life You Want with the Money You Have

By Sheila Walkington, Co-Founder and CFO Money does not buy happiness. You’ve heard that before. Many studies of happiness have shown that relationships, a positive attitude, working towards goals and helping others, are at the core. Even exercise and pet ownership … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting and Cash Flow, Money Coaching, Relationship to money


I’m Working Really Hard, But Not Getting Ahead. Five Misconceptions Keeping You Stuck

By Alison Stafford, CFP® How often have you thought—I could get out of debt and save more for retirement, if only I made more money. It appears to make sense; that more money would be the answer to your financial worries. … Continue reading

Posted in Budgeting and Cash Flow, Debt, Relationship to money


Are You On-Track To Retire in 10 Years? Do These 5 Things Right Now To Be Sure

By Sandra Mann, CPA, CGA, FPSC Level 1®   With 10 years to retirement, your daydreams may be turning to a morning latte on your deck, instead of a tepid coffee on your commute. But before you buy that Life … Continue reading

Posted in For your information, Money Coaching, Retirement savings